Kia ora whānau and welcome to the Kahikatea Learning at Home page.

Each day we will be providing some new learning activities for you to select from. There will be a range of optional online and offline activities that you can complete during the day. We expect you will be engaging with at least one of the new daily learning activities, and you and your parents will need to decide which activities will work best in your home situation. Please contact your child's home group teacher if you have any questions.

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Friday 15th May

We know you are all going to be busy connecting with whānau and friends at Level 2. For those who are doing some learning, please enjoy these tasks. Our webpage and Seesaw tasks will start to look a bit different from next week.

Enjoy moving into Level 2 with your whānau!

Today we have a Nature themed day!

Watch our "Thank You, Whānau" video!

Learning options for today are here:

Literacy Challenge

Listen a story from our stories page. Draw and write about your favourite character.

Outdoor Challenges

Choose an outdoor challenge from the Department of Conservation.

Write a nature poem

Enjoy some time in nature and write about it, or try writing a poem.

You are the teacher...

What learning activity would you plan for your students? Make a movie or draw and write your ideas.

Thursday (14th) we had a Perky the Pukeko themed day!

Here is Lisa reading you Perky by the Roadside

by Michelle Osment.

You can view the activities below, on Seesaw or by clicking here.

Literacy Challenge

Discuss the following questions:

What do you think happened to Perky between the two stories we have read?

How did Perky meet is mate?

Where does Perky live on farmer's farm? What does it look like?

Record your thoughts by writing or drawing and share them on Seesaw.

Math Inquiry Challenge

This challenge is all about YOUR name!

How many letters are in your name?

Can you record some other names with the same amount of letters?

What names have one more letter than yours?

Share your learning on Seesaw.

Living our school values

1. Read what school values the boy used in the story Perky by the Roadside.

2. Are there any other school values shown in this story?

3. How do you use the same school values as the schoolboy in the story - at home and at school?

Share your learning on Seesaw.

Perky the Pukeko

Sit back, relax, and enjoy listening to Lisa reading Perky the Pukeko.

What's New

We have added a drop down menu to the navigation bar of our Learning from Home page to make it easier for you to find fun activities across the curriculum. Just click on 'Kahikatea' and the menu will drop down for you to select from.


We have added the 'Stories' page containing all the video stories we have read to you from our bubble to yours. You can access them all from the drop down menu or by clicking here

New Te Ao Māori

You have a new language learning focus on our Te Ao Māori page. This week we are practicing how to talk about your feelings in Te Reo Māori. You can find this here.

Learning Areas

Click on the title below to be taken to the relevant page.

Whānau, please talk with your child about using devices safely at home...